It does help Tim.
I can see why you chose that brand. I considered that battery problem when I got my pair. Went out and bought a big set of rechargables at discount at Big Lots. They normally hold up for a few months before I decide to replace them. Don't know how many hours, but w/charger I always have a fresh set available for those and my xenon flashlights. At $1.50ea you can get them once/year at the right time if you have a Big Lots store in your area.
One thing that I like about your ProEars that I like about the Tact.6 is that they are thin enough for shoulder arms. I've noticed that most muffs come in contact w/the cheek plate on shotguns and rifles. There thin design realy helps and is great for hunting.
"But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip; and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." -Jesus Christ (Luke 22:36, see John 3:15-18)